Tori Amos to play Canadian club show
By JOHN SAKAMOTO
Executive Producer, Jam! Showbiz
Tuesday, March 24, 1998
It's official: The Tori Amos club tour we told you
about last month is booked and ready to go, at the
same time as her new single leaks to radio stations
across the U.S.
The 12-city guerrilla tour -- which will kick off 2
1/2 weeks before Amos's new album, "from the
choirgirl hotel", is even in stores -- opens April 18
in Fort Lauderdale and wraps up May 6 in Los
Angeles, according to the official Atlantic Records
In between, Amos will play a lone Canadian date:
April 28 in Toronto at the Phoenix, a venue that
holds roughly 1,000 people.
To avoid scalping, tickets to all shows, including the
one in Toronto, will be sold using a voucher
system, similar to the one employed by the
Smashing Pumpkins, who pulled off a similar club
tour two years back.
Tickets will be sold only at the venue, with no
phone sales. There will be a strict limit of two
tickets per person, with the possibility of photo ID
being required to claim the tickets. (No other ticket
information is available at this time, so please do
NOT call the venue.)
Meanwhile, Amos's new single, "Spark" -- whose
lyrics "She can crawl like a glacier/But she couldn't
keep baby alive" appear to be about a miscarriage
Amos suffered at the end of her last tour -- has
sprung all manner of leaks at radio stations south of
the border. The song has already aired in markets
from Detroit to Iowa to L.A.
According to the outstanding A Dent In The Tori
Amos Universe website, a spokesperson for
Atlantic Records U.S. says a clerk in the
company's shipping department sent out promo
copies of the song by mistake.
However, none of that seems to have affected
Canadian release plans for the song. According to
Warner Music Canada, "Spark" won't be officially
serviced to radio stations in this country until next
Wednesday (April 1).
The "from the choirgirl hotel" album will be in stores
in Canada and the U.S. on Tuesday, May 5.
On April 10, Amos will appear on David
Letterman's "Late Show". Two other worthwhile
Tori Amos websites: Really Deep Thoughts and All
The White Horses.
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